In the new EurekaRail structure for cross-border ticketing, the passenger is central rather than the different systems of the transporters. The idea is to have a single digital payment system for all countries, which will allow you to pay easily using your smartphone.
You will also be able to find clear and detailed information on your smartphone about the ‘first and last mile’: the route from home to the train and after the train journey from the station to the final destination.
Pilot: Three-country train
The starting point for seamless travel is a pilot with the Three-country train between Liège, Maastricht, Heerlen and Aachen. Consultations about this with Germany have started successfully. With the support of politicians we are working on a joint payment system.
If the pilot is successful, this payment system can be introduced for the other cross-border trains. This will result in a win-win situation. Passengers can pay more easily and are therefore likely to opt more often for the train and transporters can expect a healthy operating result.